It's been a really long time since I've taken time to blog, but with a snow day today and a delayed opening for tomorrow, I thought I'd take a minute to post something. No promises that this will happen again any time in the near future. :)
I'm posting a variation of my winter teacher uniform: a skirt, a sweater (with probably a shirt underneath), tights and boots. I'm a big fan of brightly colored skirts, and I usually just pair them with a neutral of some kind. In this case, I chose a striped sweater. This one is the best because it combines my love of stripes and my love of tops with animals on them.
Not surprisingly, I put a chambray shirt underneath. I got this one from an Express sale a while ago, and it's perfect for layering because it's really thin. It is on the short side though, so it doesn't work too well if you want to tuck it in or want it to show at the bottom of the sweater.
I would normally wear my new oxfords, but this was a rainy, gross day, so I wore my Tom's boots to keep my feet warm and cozy.
I love outfits like this because each piece can be mixed and matched with so many different things, but they come together easily. Especially in the cold, dark winter morning, it's so nice to be able to grab a skirt, a sweater, and a chambray shirt and be done.
The skirt was a winter break purchase, but the rest of these items are a bit old. I'm putting in some links to similar items.
The first skirt is the sidewalk skirt that J.Crew sells every season. It comes in a ton of colors. The second option might not work for school depending on your height, but it is the same color as mine. The final option is the pencil skirt that J. Crew also sells every season in different colors. Since it's the end of winter, they aren't really selling corduroy, but these might give you some spring options.
Here are a few sweater options. All three would go with a mix of skirts, pants, or jeans.
And here are a few boot options! And below is the link to the Express shirt.
So, here are some winter weather teacher tips:
1. Have mix-and-match items so you can easily get dressed on sleepy mornings.
2. Remember that colorful skirts can work really well as long as there are a few neutral tops in your wardrobe.
3. I'm not really sure that every item in your closet is going to "spark joy", but when possible, it's nice to have a sweater or top that really makes you smile on a day that you might be a bit worn out from the school year.
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